We are excited to welcome the McPherson Opera House, member of the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT), to the TicketForce family. TicketForce proudly supports LHAT through membership and sponsorship, and CEO Lynne King Smith also serves on the national board.
The McPherson Opera House, located in McPherson, Kansas, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to establish the Opera House as a historically significant gathering place for cultural, entertainment, and educational opportunities. Originally built in 1888, the historic theatre featured an impressive 900 seats in a town with just 2,500 people. Since being renovated, the beautifully restored venue now has 488 seats and hosts a variety of performances.
The Opera House, which previously sold tickets through Choice CRM, has signed a multi-year agreement with TicketForce and will utilize private label ticketing as well as membership and donations modules.
“Two things impressed us about TicketForce; first, the reasonable cost, and, second, ease of use. When I say ease of use, I mean it. Because of time constraints, we had to have TicketForce up and running before we got training. We’ve had excellent training since, but when you can get something to work intuitively, that says a lot,” said John Holecek, executive director for the McPherson Opera House. Also, the TicketForce site, which reproduces our main site perfectly, takes care of many of the former PHP-coded elements of our main site, which has simplified maintenance of the site considerably. Last but not least, our staff loves the program.”
For more information about The McPherson Opera House, please visit www.mcphersonoperahouse.org.